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ACWA Strategy to Action Day - March 2024

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ACWA is hosting three Strategy to Action days over 2024, with the first scheduled for Thursday 7th March from 10am to 2.30pm at Sydney Masonic Centre. Whether you're a manager of a team, project worker or specialist in your field, ACWA Strategy to Action Days are for those who wish to stay informed and connected to the latest developments in OOHC, family preservation, family and domestic violence and youth and crime spaces. 

Program for Thursday 7 March 2024

10.00am - 10.30am

All-in Opening and Welcome

Including an update and developments on key ACWA projects.

10.30am - 11.20am

Family Preservation Panel: Engaging families in change: How are agencies strengthening engagement with families? Featuring Uniting, Social Futures, The Benevolent Society and Nepean Community and Neighbourhood Centres.

OOHC Panel: Transition to Independence: What works in supporting young people during this crucial time? Featuring CREATE, Southern Youth and Family Services, CASPA and Uniting

11.20am - 12.15pm

Family Preservation Presentation: Exploring the Data - collaborating as a sector to share insights about family preservation services. Presented by Garima Misra.

Family Preservation Panel: What factors are associated with successful outcomes for families referred to services? Featuring Social Futures, Wesley Mission and Anglicare.

OOHC Panel: OOHC Relational Care - finding and seeing family and connections for long-term belonging. Featuring Allambi, Wesley Mission, SSI and PIC/Centre for Relational Care.

12.15 - 1.00pm

Lunch and Networking

1pm - 2.15pm

All-in Panel: DATA, DATA, DATA: What do the numbers tell us about family vulnerability and why that's important? Featuring BOCSAR and FACSIAR.

All-in presentation: Reflections and Q*A.

These events are free for ACWA members and provide the opportunity to:

  • Take part in a Family Preservation and/or Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) breakout sessions 
  • Connect with sector colleagues
  • Hear about latest studies and evidence
  • Share lunch and refreshments  
  • Attend a convenient Central Sydney CBD location

These events are free for ACWA members. 

ACWA acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where this ACWA event will take place. and wish to pay respect to their Elders, past and present. ACWA recognises that these lands have always been places of teaching and learning.


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